Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Friday, 23 April 1915

With reference to correspondence, Defence No. 23104, dated 31st tilt., Lieutenant L. H. Payne has been recommended by me for the rank of captain in the 93rd Infantry.

I do not, however, recommend him for temporary duty with rank of captain on the A. and I. Staff unless Lieutenants Davis and Tackaberry are first given the rank of captain at least temporarily.

I invite honorable senators' attention to that. Does the Minister hear the Commandant's statement, which shows that, despite his recommendation, Lieutenant Payne had been promoted to the position of captain ?

Senator Pearce - That is not your statement. That does not deal with his appointment to the camp. It deals with the question of his appointment to the rank of captain.

Suggest corrections